filipino to migrate in Canada.... what to do to become a RN? - page 13

i am new to this forum. i am a r.n. in philippines and will migrate in canada (vancouver). i haven't actually practiced my profession as a nurse in hospital setting instead as a company nurse. ... Read More

  1. by   jenija
    Quote from chinky
    Just want to comment on the above post,

    I know for a fact 4 agencies in manila who does not take a cent from nurses, I should know I am under one of them, one advantage with regards to agency is that they process the papers and you have someone to ask to if you are unsure (which cuts on the processing time for delays ans such, since what you've submitted has been assessed by the Agency already)

    Poea states that anyone who wants to go to work in canada (Including nurses) need not pay exorbitant fee since that is illegal. In my case we get to meet our employer last March 08, interviews were done by canadian employer at manila penn/renaissance.. And as far as Im concerned, its the employers responsibility to pay agencies not us...There are some Legit agencies out there, let's not stereotype, remember if the agency is not asking PF then good. If they are then find another....What Janfrn is said about you applying by yourself is true, but i know that Health regions in Canada relies on agencies to look/select nurses for them..best of all, No PF in canada plus they pay for plane tickets, relocation grant of 5000cad and they pay for your medical exam needed by embassy....
    Dear Chinky ..
    could you please mail me the details of the agency through which you have applied???


    My agency is here in India, I have not registered with them thought of going through all the posts about this information in the forum,they are asking me to pay as sum of 1000usd just for getting an employer and the immigration process other than that the ticket,accommodation and other expenses has to be met by me...i'm really confused as to what to do,i also tried applying in many hospitals and HR but i think they prefer CRNE passed nurses i am yet to right the exam in june 2009.and this agency is sending me on a tourist visa,they also told me that i dont need to apply for the temporary registration as their employers would give me a job while am waiting for the exam results....neither am i able to find an employer on my own nor am I able to trust any agency.....so anyone whoever has any information on this please help.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Oct 2, '08 : Reason: Please do not post email addresses as per terms of service
  2. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from jenija
    Dear Chinky ..
    could you please mail me the details of the agency through which you have applied???


    My agency is here in India, I have not registered with them thought of going through all the posts about this information in the forum,they are asking me to pay as sum of 1000usd just for getting an employer and the immigration process other than that the ticket,accommodation and other expenses has to be met by me...i'm really confused as to what to do,i also tried applying in many hospitals and HR but i think they prefer CRNE passed nurses i am yet to right the exam in june 2009.and this agency is sending me on a tourist visa,they also told me that i dont need to apply for the temporary registration as their employers would give me a job while am waiting for the exam results....neither am i able to find an employer on my own nor am I able to trust any agency.....so anyone whoever has any information on this please help.
    You will need a visa which will allow you to work whilst waiting for results and you can't work on a tourist visa. I think you need to keep trying with hospitals and if you have a temp license which will allow you to work whilst waiting to sit exam I don't think you should have any problems. Many do it this way
  3. by   khaizer
    Hi I'm new here and interested to apply in Canada...Alberta is requiring IELTS result of total band score of 6.5 and speaking of 7...but didnt mentioned that there should be no below 6...is it still ok if you have a score of 5.5?...
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from khaizer
    Hi I'm new here and interested to apply in Canada...Alberta is requiring IELTS result of total band score of 6.5 and speaking of 7...but didnt mentioned that there should be no below 6...is it still ok if you have a score of 5.5?...
    Welcome. I doubt they will except 5.5
  5. by   cellardoor
    Quote from chinky
    Just want to comment on the above post,

    I know for a fact 4 agencies in manila who does not take a cent from nurses, I should know I am under one of them, one advantage with regards to agency is that they process the papers and you have someone to ask to if you are unsure (which cuts on the processing time for delays ans such, since what you've submitted has been assessed by the Agency already)

    Poea states that anyone who wants to go to work in canada (Including nurses) need not pay exorbitant fee since that is illegal. In my case we get to meet our employer last March 08, interviews were done by canadian employer at manila penn/renaissance.. And as far as Im concerned, its the employers responsibility to pay agencies not us...There are some Legit agencies out there, let's not stereotype, remember if the agency is not asking PF then good. If they are then find another....What Janfrn is said about you applying by yourself is true, but i know that Health regions in Canada relies on agencies to look/select nurses for them..best of all, No PF in canada plus they pay for plane tickets, relocation grant of 5000cad and they pay for your medical exam needed by embassy....
    Yes me too please, can you PM me the 4 agencies that you mentioned? I wonder if any of them are not particularly concerned with experience because I only have a little. Thanks so much. More power.
  6. by   mt_66
    Thanks a lot for the firsthand info. I arrived from the Philippines to Canada last Sept.14, 2008 and is now settled here at Port Alberni, BC(Vancouver Islands) staying with my husband's grandma's house. I already applied for registration at CRNBC before I left the Phils., and recently the IELTS result and the school documents followed then the PRC requested docs and payed the fee for registration. I believe that step #1 were already accomplished last October 7, 2008, when do you think, I'll hear from CRNBC? Next month? I really want to apply for a temporary permit so I can start working as a nurse(start earning the 250 hours) while waiting for the scheduled exam.

    Another concern is that, I am seeking for review materials that can help me in my self-review since I am not planning to enrol in any review class because it cost a lot...in short, I can't afford it. Thus, please help me seek review materials, especially the compilations of previous exams and Mosby Reviewer if any; if any one can sell it to me at a lower price...much better. I already have the CRNBC Review Prep Guide 4th edition given to me as a gift by a friend from Toronto. GOD willing, the CRNBC will send me a letter regarding exam schedule preferred date, I will take the February schedule. Please help me with the reviewers that I need. Thanks. Hope to hear from you soon!!!
  7. by   arvicharlie
    hi fellow NUrses! i'm new here anf i'm also interested in applying to canada...i don't have any experience yet will that be a prob?if not could please tell me where to start...and i also would like to know the names of the agencies here in the philippines that process papers to canada...thanx much in advance!lsebeg:
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from arvicharlie
    hi fellow NUrses! i'm new here anf i'm also interested in applying to canada...i don't have any experience yet will that be a prob?if not could please tell me where to start...and i also would like to know the names of the agencies here in the philippines that process papers to canada...thanx much in advance!lsebeg:
    Please take the time to do some reading and this will have been answered a few times. Also you do not need an agency to go through the process can be done very easily on your own
  9. by   quami
    hi everyone!

    i'm just wondering if i can apply to canada on my own coz i'm here in the us right now (but i'm from the philippines). i feel like i need to go thru an agency since i don't know anything about the process like the hospitals i can apply to or about the temporary registration. i found one agency but the thing is they're asking for $2000. it includes the assessment fees, ices credential eval fees, report costs and criminal record checks. but it doesn't include the application for the exam. any advice?

    if you guys know any other good agencies please tell me. like if you or anyone you know had a good experience about it.

    also, what if i have a husband? can i bring him with me as early as i start doing the temporary registration and when i sit for the exam and will he be able to work there also? and what visa should i get when i do the temporary registration and the exam? do i have to go back to the philippines? coz i'm only under tourist visa here in the us.

    hope someone can anwer all my questions!!

    thanks a lot!!!
    Last edit by quami on Oct 21, '08
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from amopatior
    hi everyone!

    i'm just wondering if i can apply to canada on my own coz i'm here in the us right now (but i'm from the philippines). i feel like i need to go thru an agency since i don't know anything about the process like the hospitals i can apply to or about the temporary registration. i found one agency but the thing is they're asking for $2000. it includes the assessment fees, ices credential eval fees, report costs and criminal record checks. but it doesn't include the application for the exam. any advice?

    if you guys know any other good agencies please tell me. like if you or anyone you know had a good experience about it.

    also, what if i have a husband? can i bring him with me as early as i start doing the temporary registration and when i sit for the exam and will he be able to work there also? and what visa should i get when i do the temporary registration and the exam? do i have to go back to the philippines? coz i'm only under tourist visa here in the us.

    hope someone can anwer all my questions!!

    thanks a lot!!!
    yes you will have to return to the philippines as the process for canada is going to take several months. you need to apply to the province you want to work in and get your training assessed. once you are given eligibility you need to find a employer (generally they will want to know you have eligibility before offering you a job) once you have a employer you need to get a lmo off them and then submit your temp work permit application to the canadian embassy (have a good read as i have posted the links a couple of times) the paperwork is easy to complete and at the same time you need to include your husband and if he is wanting to work then he will also need to submit a work permit application the same time as yours (also need to include him on yours) at some stage you will be required to have a medical and only then will your file be reviewed completely and a work permit issued.

    i strongly recommend a good read on here
  11. by   chinky
    Arvicharlie,
    first step?
    get some experience since you really have to have at least 1 year hospital experience (either volunteered or paid) there's no shortcut, and there's no way around this, you have to have experience.

    2nd step?
    while you're having hospital experience take IELTS and aim for score no lower than 6.5 and a 7 in speaking.

    3rd?

    apply for eligibilty to the province of your choice.

    once you have your eligibilty you can now contact employers
  12. by   apples101
    Hi! I am a clinic nurse for 1 1/2 years and i want to work in Canada as an LPN. Do you think i can be considered? I am also an NCLEX passer i heard in Alberta they are considering nurses with NCLEX. need your advice. thanks!
  13. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Alberta couldn't care less if you've passed the NCLEX or not. You can't practice in any capacity in Canada unless you've passed the Canadian exam, LPN or RN. If you're hoping to work as an LPN in a clinic in Canada, that isn't likely to happen for many years. The nurses that are being recruited are being hired for hospital and nursing home positions only. Clinic jobs are very desirable and the competition is fierce. As has been explained several times on this forum in multiple threads, the RNs from the Philippines who are currently working in Alberta as LPNs are doing so as a one time thing because the recruiters had hired them before CARNA had assessed the educational preparation they'd received and found it wanting. It's not very likely that another batch will be treated this way.

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